theVinylZoo will be playing a short set on 16th October in Ashstead, Surrey, from 9pm, venue link: www.ashteadvc.co.uk
W/b November 18th- TVZ returns to the studio to begin the recording of their album 'Welcome to the Age' scheduled for release May 2020-more updates to follow.
Check out on the Home page, the new TVZ live performance video of 'Synthetic Skin' recorded at the recent New Music Festival.
In addition we've also added a new animated lyric video for 'Citizen' also on the Home page. We often open a set with this song. The recording which accompanies the video is the live audio from a recent gig, taken direct from the desk.
Gig-theVinylZoo will be playing at the Horsham Garden Music Festival-'Rock Day' on Saturday 20th July 2019. Gates open at noon. The band is due on stage around 1:15pm The venue is located in the amphitheatre of the beautiful Human Nature Garden at the southern end of Horsham Park, Surrey. The event is free and we hope you can make it. For more information, check out the link below:
theVinylZoo will be playing at the Reigate New Music Festival on Saturday 22nd June, due on stage around noon. The three day festival takes place at Reigate Rugby Club with most profits being donated to charity. Please click on the link for more information-www.newmusicnights.co.uk
theVinylZoo will be playing a live set on Surrey Hills Radio on Sunday 19th May. The 'Transmission' show which features new bands will be broadcasting between 5-7pm and TVZ will playing four songs in the first hour.
Click on the link to listen again via Mixcloud :
The band can be heard at 15:30 minutes into the show.
Gig News: April/May 2019
Please join us on Saturday 4th May at the Apple Tree pub, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7DL. We'll be on stage around 8:00pm for a 60 minute set as part of the stable of BMV Music signed bands.
theVinylZoo will be playing at the Kings Head pub, West Street, Dorking on Saturday 27th April from about 6:00pm as part of the local WestFest charity event. Set is expeted to be around 45 minutes of original tunes.
Welcome to this new update and and a new stage in the development of TVZ. Regrettably after 10 years with the band, we had to say goodbye to Adam, our original bass player. We'll miss his good humour and musical prowess and will always be grateful for his contribution to the direction of the band.
We had two new faces join us for 2019. On bass guitar we now have Geoff Morrison, a fantastic player who until recently played with a local covers band. The opportunity to compose and perform orginal music appealed to Geoff who has already made a significant contribution to the TVZ sound and with writing new material.
Fresh from touring with a signed metal band, Eddie Webb also recently joined TVZ. Eddie had been known to the band for year's and back in 2013 there was talk of him joining us then. Unfortunately this didn't work out but we're all pleased to welcome Eddie in 2019. His forminable lead guitar playing is legendary.
We trust you had a great Christmas & New Year. There is lots of new activity to report with the pending introduction of new players to the band together with news of the band signing to the newly formed BMV label. Watch this space for future updates shortly...
April/May 2018 News
After a short hiatus the band is back in rehearsals for the Westfest Festival in Surrey on July 8th, on stage about 2:00pm. Also delighted to announce that Ray Tomkins has joined the band as keyboard player in the short term and we're pleased to welcome him. Ray brings year's of playing experience together with a boxful of new synths and keys which is always good news.
theVinylZoo is currently writing and recording new material and plan to film some of the recording sessions for this website so look out for that winning performance soon.
December/January 2016/17 News
We trust you had a great Christmas and New Year. Regretably we have to say goodbye to Tomo our keyboard player. He's taking a break from all his musical committments so he can concerntrate on some pressing domestic matters. The band wish him well and would like to thank him for his wonderful contributions over the last couple of years.
October 2016 News
theVinylZoo were booked to play at the Hopfest Brewery gig in Sussex on Sunday 2nd October, unfortunately due to the late notice of changes from the event organisers, we were unable to re-schedule and get everyone on site at the time needed due to prior commitments. Apologies for any disappointment caused. Look out for more gig news shortly.
August 2016 News
theVinylZoo has been booked to play at 'Pippfest' in Dorking on Sunday 11th September. We're due on stage at midday and although it's likely to be a short set at around 30 minutes we're delighted to have Tomo back on the keyboards. Ian will not only be playing violin again with us, he's also comparing the days events! So we hope you can join us. For more event information go to: https://www.facebook.com/Pippfest/
July 2016 News
Thanks to all who came down to support the band at the recent DorkFest. We had a blast and although for personal reasons Tomo our keyboard player couldn't make the gig, we're much obliged to Ian for stepping in to deputise and play both the keys and violin at the last minute. Check out the video of 'Snake in the Grass' on our YouTube page.
June 2016 Gig News
theVinylZoo is pleased to confirm they will be playing at Dorking Festival on Sunday 17th July, on stage around 3pm. Expect some new songs and a surprise or two.
For more information on this great event, please check out
Greetings and apologies for the lack of news updates throughout most of 2016 here on the official TVZ website. Rest assured TVZ is alive and well. We continue to meet weekly for rehearsals and have a plethora of new material ready to be performed. The home studio continues to be upgraded with new drumkit, guitars, keyboards and PA. We're back in the commercial studio mid-March to record some of the new songs with the first of this years gig's pencilled in for the late March Bank Holiday week-end. Thanks for checking out the page and watch out for more news coming soon.
Uploaded new tracks to the bands home page. All songs recorded at Treetops Studio in Surrey with overdubs completed in the home studio. Watch this space for pending Summer gig news.
January 2016 Gig News
On Saturday 24th March 2016, the VinylZoo will be playing at the Camden Enterprise pub, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden NW3 2B. The Enterprise is situated across the road from the Chalk Farm tube station.
The band will be on stage about 7pm and will playing a 45 minute set.
Other bands appearing on the night will include the Squibs, Following Foxes and Shotgun House.
Entry is £3 on the door and it should be a good night.
We hope you can make it and come and say hello.
21st Century Prog Radio show on Surrey Hills Radio
Not content with one band member already hosting a radio show, Tom-guitarist and vocalist with TVZ now also hosts
his own Monday night prog show between 9-11pm on
Surrey Hills Radio. Listen via the internet and check out the Facebook Page or Mixcloud, just search for Surrey Hills
In the meantime band rehearsals are progressing with new material and rearrangments well progressed. TVZ are scheduled to perform on the 29th November at Savannah's
Cafe bar, Haywards Heath.
TVZ Bass Player Hosts Radio Show
Adam Riches, bass player with the VinylZoo hosts his own radio show playing eclectic music every Wednesday evening between 9-11pm on Surrey Hills Internet Radio. Expect to hear plenty of prog, punk and other genres of music not beginning with 'P'. Adam has a wide and varied playlist spanning the ages so support him in this endevour and don't forget to message at
The rest of the band wish him well and look forward to the free publicity.
After auditioning an number of replacement guitarist's over the summer months, the band missed out on its first choice due to unforseen circumstances. As a consequence we took stock of the situation and decided what we really needed was a keyboard player to help supplement and create the soundscapes we wanted to play 'live'. After much searching we think we might just have found that player. Watch this space for further information.
Also look out for audio clips for a new song 'Citizen' and a re-working & recording of our older song 'Yesterday's Man'.
New Band Website
TVZ are pleased to announce the launch of their new web site for 2014. Previous band sites such as MySpace and others are now obsolete and although the band will retain other social media outlets such as Facebook, this is the official site for all things VinylZoo.
Look out for new song clips, gig dates and further news over the next few weeks.
First of all, apologies for the lack of band news and website activity these last couple of months.
We are pleased to report that a major upgrade to our current recording and rehearsal setup is about to start with the introduction of new Logic Pro music software and Mac computers to create an updated DAW. Further building work is also scheduled for the expansion of our rehearsal space/studio which will create a better environment for both band practice and recording production.